Weekly Roundup 6/16/15

Reading: This Is Your Brain on Music: The Science of a Human Obsession by Daniel J Levitin. (still reading)

Arranging: A nice little reprieve from arranging, although I’ve got a mischievous little idea in the back of my head…stay tuned.

Practicing: Reading through the Blazhevich book, looking for fun etudes to work up. Speeding up my multiple tonguing.

Rehearsing: Metro read through new charts on Sunday. Some good stuff for our performance at the Hudson bandshell on July 23rd.

Performing: Midnight in Moscow, July 1st at Driftwood Char Bar. I have a new performance calendar! Bookmark it, subscribe to do, do what you gotta do- see you at the gig.

Listening: War on Drugs, Sleater-Kinney, Tame Impala (I’m painting the bathroom this week).

Teaching: Intonation across the partials on lip slurs- particularly up to the 7th partial.

Relaxing: Went tubing down the Cannon on Sunday. Picked up our first box of CSA goodies last week and have been cooking up a storm. Also- painting. Am I weird? I find it soothing.

Weekly Roundup 6/9/15

Oh man! I totally spaced last week and forgot to do a roundup. Not even sure what I was doing. Not blogging. Whatever. I’m back!

Reading: This Is Your Brain on Music: The Science of a Human Obsession by Daniel J Levitin. (still reading)

Arranging: Editing old arrangements for the Satellites. Still doing this, too. Endlessly. Arranging feels like it’s never done.

Practicing: Satellites charts, lip trills, double and triple tonguing, slurs into the trigger register.

Rehearsing: Satellites have their first rehearsal Thursday so those charts better be ready, missy!

Performing: Midnight in Moscow, July 1st at Driftwood Char Bar.

Metro put on a stellar concert last week. Really well-attended and liked. Da Pacem Domine (my arrangement) was a particular hit!

Listening: Best Coast (saw them live last night at First Avenue!), Tame Impala (give me the new record asap)

Teaching: How to manage your summer practice schedule.

Relaxing: Reading outdoors in the sunshine. Drinking iced tea. I love summer.